Del Valley News & Events

  • Special Event

    We never want to forget our nation’s troops, so SAVE THE DATE, June 2, 2012, at Skippack Golf Club, for the annual “Fore The Troops” event. It’s a full day including breakfast, shotgun golf tournament, contests, prizes and more. You can donate items for distribution to the troops and their families. For more info go to www.facebook. ...

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  • Ireland or Bust!

    If it’s not this or that, it’s something else. My trip to Ireland has been delayed the last two summers by events beyond my control. That will not happen in 2012, I’m going to Ireland!! My Irish friend Kevin McGrath is putting together a trip to all his favorite places in Southwest Ireland, all the best courses, pubs, site seeing, you nam ...

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  • Meadowlands Honors the Armed Forces

    For the 5th consecutive year, the members of Meadowlands CC in Blue Bell will open their doors and golf course to returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Known as Armed Forces Appreciation Day, the event will be held on Monday October 24 and run in cooperation with PA National Guard units and members of the Reserve Center at Willow Grove. As in ...

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  • Players of the Year

    Where do I start, so many great players, so many tours to report. Let’s start with the Golf Association of Philadelphia, the nation’s top golf organization, again in 2011 with a huge schedule of events for its 134 members clubs and 30,000 golfers. In the junior golf points race, there were several youngsters in the hunt for top player. Zachery ...

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  • The Rose Factor: The William S. Flynn Golf Tour

    You’ve heard of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island, many times host of the U.S. Open Championship , including the 1986 Open won by Raymond Floyd, and the site of Corey Pavin’s famous 4-wood into the 18th green that beat Greg Norman in 1995. Retief Goosen put on a putting clinic in 2004 to win the Open at Shinnecock. Shinnecock has just b ...

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  • Top Teams in the Region

    It’s still early in the season, but the two top teams in men’s and women’s golf have been crowned. In the GAP spring Team Matches, it was the team from Little Mill CC in Marlton NJ who came away with bragging rights for 2011 as they defeated Merion, Tavistock and Fox Hill. Leading Little Mill in the playoff were Jim Arsenault, Ben Smith a ...

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  • Tiger Woods Returns to Aronimink

    The PGA Tour returns to the Delaware Valley one more time when the AT& T National Invitational, hosted by Tiger Woods, comes back to Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square from June 29 to July 3. Last year’s event was a huge success, with the players tested to their limits on the long and difficult Donald Ross design. Good weather helped to bring ...

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  • PGA Pros Visit Hershey

    With much less hype, there will be 312 PGA pros playing for a big prize at Hershey Country Club from June 23-26. It’s the PGA Club Professional Championship, the BIG one for club pros around the country. The prize money is good, not much compared to the big tour, but there are also 20 spots to be had for this summer’s PGA Championship in Atlant ...

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  • Special Events

    As usual, there are a ton of great charity golf events each year, with golf continuing to be the best way to raise money for worthy causes. Here are just a few you might consider supporting. On Monday May 9 at Commonwealth National, my good friend Joe McKeown along with his family, will host their annual bash in supporting Alzheimer’s research. It&rs ...

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  • The Rose Factor: My "Bucket List" of Golf

    Most everyone’s probably seen the Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman movie, “The Bucket List,” where two terminally ill men meet in a hospital, and they put together their all-encompassing wish list, all the things they dreamed of doing but never got the chance. For golfers, a bucket list is easy, all or any of the top 100 in the U.S. or the ...

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